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surfing history
25
May

Saffa Surfers Making History For Over A Century!

Surfing History of South Africa Ever wondered about the history of surfing in South Africa? It’s got to be an interesting story, right? Right! Saffas have been pushing surfing boundaries since 1910, and continue to impact the international surfing scene today. Our team put together a quick glimpse down memory lane to see how the...
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Jeffery's Bay
28
Oct

Jeffrey’s Bay – The Ultimate Surf Holiday

Photo Credit: Douw Steyn JEFFREY’S BAY, SOUTH AFRICA is one of the world’s most famous surf spots. Jeffrey’s Bay is host to the annual World Surf League’s “JBay Open” at SuperTubes Beach and has been ranked the #2 surf destination in the world. A SuperTube breaks for over 300 meters, making it regarded as “the...
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surfing quotes
07
Feb

Surfing Quotes To Inspire You

Surfing Quotes to Keep you Inspired Surfing is so much more than just a sport. It’s a way of life. Subsequently, it’s no surprise that people have been talking about surfing and its impact on their lives since its inception. Recently, we spent some time researching the history of surfing. While scrolling through the world...
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surf forecast websites
10
Oct

Our Favourite Surf Forecast Websites

Our Favourite Surf Forecast Websites Gone are the days when surfing enthusiasts had to inquire about surf forecasts on the telephone. Today, thanks to the advent of technology and the internet, learning about surfing conditions has become a breeze; courtesy of surf forecast websites available on the web. There are a plethora of sweet surf...
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visit cape town
20
Mar

Our top ten reasons to visit Cape Town.

The Mother City – Cape Town, is still a Banging place to visit. Cape Town has been getting some seriously bad publicity lately due to the water crisis .It’s true, flushing the toilet is kind of a big deal in Cape Town, and showering is more of a race against time than a leisurely activity,...
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surf resort
17
Oct

5 Things to Look for in a Surf Resort or Surf House

Surf Resort : 5 Things to Look for Google ‘surf accommodation’ and watch as thousands of results pop up, with everything from 5 star surf resorts with monogrammed bathrobes and room service for your pets, to a shitty back room of someone’s house that’s too small to open your suitcase in. So how do you choose...
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10
Nov

Why surf Wood?

There is a lot of speculation in the surf society today about the pros and cons of surfing wooden surfboards, compared with the more popular and standard foam boards. I believe that, where there is any stigma about wooden surfboards, it tends to come from people who have never ridden one. Hence, they don’t feel...
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visit cape town
07
Sep

Why Now Is The Best Time To Visit Cape Town

The Best Time to Visit Cape Town, South Africa South Africa is at the very top of travel wish-lists for wildlife-enthusiants, wine-lovers and beach bums looking for a holiday to remember. The country is known for it’s affordable adventure activities, remote experiences and incredible nature. When is the best time to visit South Africa? The...
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uncrowded surf destinations
13
Mar

Uncrowded Surf Destinations: The Best Surf Trips Off The Beaten Path

The Best Surf Trips Off The Beaten Path Tired of Crowds? Your local beach is becoming more crowded than ever before, with grommies inside every wave, paddling circles around you. Sound familiar? Your day-dreaming mind wonders to a completely uncrowded surf spot with just you and a couple of your mates out, scoring endless pits...
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surfing yoga
12
Feb

Surfing and Yoga, a Match made in Heaven

Surf Yoga, a Match made in Heaven Surf Yoga retreats are taking the world by storm and have grown into booming businesses from Bali to Costa Rica, Morocco, Portugal, Sri Lanka and…. you guessed it, South Africa! Surfers are increasingly turning to yoga as an additional pastime, which has resulted in the complete integration of...
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homemade granola
17
Jan

Crunchy 5-ingredient homemade granola

Homemade Granola Recipe Crunchy, 5 Ingredient Homemade Granola We were lucky enough to taste some incredible food on a recent surf trip to Indonesia. Something that stood out for me was a super crunchy, toasty granola with the perfect combination of sweet & savoury. We bought as many bags of that delicious granola that we...
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great white shark
04
Apr

Where have all of the Great White Sharks gone?

Where have all of the Great White Sharks gone? As a surf guide, one of the add-on activities we offer our guests is shark cage diving in Gaansbaai, South Africa. It’s an epic experience that allows our visitors to learn about marine sustainability & conservation, while getting up-close and personal with one of the world’s...
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intermediate surf trips
22
Feb

Best Surf Trips for Intermediate Surfers

Our local resident surf guide, Ruan de Bruin (or Ru for short), explains why South Africa is the ultimate surfing destination for your next surf trip as an intermediate surfer.
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surf trip photo
10
Jan

3 Reasons To Use A Surf Guide In South Africa

Surf Guide South Africa Three Reasons to use a Surf Guide in South Africa What is a surf guide? When you hear the words ‘surf guide‘, your mind might jump to a magazine-style publication that tells you everything you need to know about a surf destination, helping you discover new areas with confidence. That’s one...
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24
Nov

Surf Vacation: What to Consider When Planning One

Surf vacations are an excellent way to break up the monotony of day-to-day life and surf some of the most beautiful waves in the world. But before you start booking your surf vacation package, there are a few things that you should consider first. If you want to have the best surf vacation possible, it...
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visit south africa
30
Nov

7 Reasons not to visit South Africa

South African Holidays 7 Reasons not to Visit South Africa Thinking of planning a trip to South Africa? Be sure to read our top 7 reasons why you definitely shouldn’t! 1. You’ll realise how expensive your home country is.  Our weak currency means a helluva good time for visitors. Ask any local about our former...
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jeffreys-bay
07
Sep

Jeffrey’s Bay | The Ultimate East Coast Surf Trip.

Been a while since your last surf trip? If so, you may be wondering where to spend your next holiday or vacation. For those looking for a beautiful holiday destination, in addition to a stunningly gorgeous location, you should definitely consider Jeffrey’s Bay! Jeffrey’s Bay (also lovingly known as J-Bay), is situated in South Africa’s...
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learn to surf
14
Feb

Learn to Surf in Cape Town

Why Cape Town, South Africa is the Ultimate Learn to Surf Destination It’s 2020, and if you still haven’t learn to surf. It’s high time you learnt something new, don’t you think? Surfing is one of those sports that are challenging but at the same time, the most fun.  Surfing is not just a fun...
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smoothie bowl
18
Apr

Smoothie Bowl Heaven: How to Make the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

The Smoothie Bowl Basics. What is a Smoothie Bowl? A smoothie bowl is pretty much what it sounds like- a smoothie, in a bowl. It’s a combination of whole foods; fruits or veggies, and superfoods blended together to create an ice-cream like texture. Once all your ingredients are blended up, you’ll pop your smoothie into...
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hiking in the overberg
14
Nov

Hiking in the Overberg, South Africa

Hiking Trails in the Overberg, South Africa Get In Touch with Nature Where is the Overberg? When you decide you have had enough of Cape Town’s crowds and heavy wind, take a drive to the Overberg. The Overberg is just over an hour’s drive outside of Cape Town. Take the scenic route along Clarence Drive...
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couples-surf-holiday
16
May

Couples Holidays: Why Every Couple Should Visit South Africa

Best Couples Holidays Why Every Couple Should Visit South Africa There’s no doubt that Cape Town, South Africa is a watersport and action-adventure paradise. It can also be the ideal destination for couples holidays. Are you looking for the perfect place to take your other half for a romantic getaway (with a couple of banging...
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surfing maldives
20
Jun

Surfing in the Maldives – Your Guide to the Best Waves in the Flower of the Indies

Your guide to surfing in the Maldives Saffa Surf Tours specialises in guided surf trips in South Africa and Namibia, but, that doesn’t mean we can’t drool over other lesser-known and uncrowded surf locations, does it? This article was written by a friend from Booksurfcamps.com – Octavia. In the article, she explains everything you need...
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surf holiday in South Africa western cape
10
Apr

West Coast, Best Coast: Surfing on the West Coast of South Africa

Here’s why the West Coast is my favourite surf trip. Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to do a decent amount of surf travelling. I’ve encountered some incredible places, waves, scenery and people. I’ve learnt a lot in the process, and developed a whole new appreciation for my home country, South Africa....
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surfing terms sa
02
Jul

Surfing Terms in South Africa

Brush up on your ‘Saffa’ Surfing Terms and Surfer Lingo We’ve had the privilege of showing surfers from other parts of the world our slice of surfing heaven for a while now. It’s been a heck of a good time. One of the things our guests comment on or ask about regularly is the South...
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visa requirements
23
May

South Africa Visa: Do You Need One for your Surf Trip?

Understanding South Africa Visa Requirements You’ve decided to take the plunge and book your flights to South Africa for the ultimate surf trip off the beaten path. Good on you! You’re in for one heck of a good time. Before you board the plane, though, make sure you know whether you meet the visa requirements...
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surf spot guide
25
Sep

Surfing in South Africa – Surf Spot Guide

Surfing in South Africa : There’s no denying it – Africa offers some of the best surf spots in the world. The Best Places to Surf in South Africa South Africa Surf Tours is based in the Western Cape region of South Africa. Our privately guided surf trips extend all along the African coast from...
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surf-workout
21
May

Surf Workout: Surfing Exercises to Improve your Surfing

Surf Workout: It’s all about Mobility and Balance. So, your new years resolution was to focus on your fitness, and improve your surfing. Now, it’s nearing the middle of the year, and you’re on struggle street every time you head out to surf. Surfing is fun, it’s incredibly fun- and even more so when your...
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DryTide-waterproof-backpack-1_preview-e1528633841852-1024x683
31
May

DryTide Backpack: The Waterproof Travel Backpack We All Need.

A Comfortable & Waterproof Surf Travel Backpack. So you’re on a boat in the middle of nowhere, making your way to the wave of your dreams. It’s the wave your mates have raved about, and you’re finally going to surf it.  But, instead of focusing on the pumping wave ahead of you, you find yourself...
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what surfboard is best for beginners
20
Oct

Surfboards 101: Your Guide To Picking the Right Surfboard.

There are plenty of different shapes and sizes when it comes to surfboards, some are big and bulky with only one fin, and others are tiny with sharp edges and 5 fins. Why are there so many different shapes? How do you know when to use what board? When you’re starting your surfing journey, this...
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smoothie
16
Oct

The ultimate pre-surf brekky smoothie

Almond & Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe There’s nothing better than an ice cold, energy packed smoothie before a big surf.  This banana, almond milk and peanut butter smoothie is our go-to for a quick pre-surf morning treat. It’s packed with protein and natural sources of energy, and tastes amazing too. Smoothie Ingredients (Serves 2- or...
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